BC Day Hours

City Centre

Sun, Aug 4: 10:00 - 5:00
Mon, Aug 5: 10:00 - 5:00


Sun, Aug 4: Closed
Mon, Aug 5: Closed

Regular Hours

City Centre

Mon - Thu: 9:00 - 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 - 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 - 5:00 
Sun: 10:00
 - 5:00

*Closed Labour Day, Remembrance Day, 
Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day


Mon - Thu: 9:00 - 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 - 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 - 5:00 
Sun: 12:00 - 5:00 

*Closed all stat holidays and Sundays followed
by a holiday Monday 


This Week: Telescope Launch Events

Join us as we launch our lendable telescopes!

These events will include speaker Bill Burnyeat (resident astronomer at BCIT), a mobile planetarium, green screen photographs, and telescope demonstrations. Put your name down to borrow a telescope at the launch.

Launch event locations and times:

Poirier Branch
575 Poirier Street
Tuesday, July 16, 10:00 am       
City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way
Wednesday, July 17, 1:00 pm           

Find out more about the Library's lendable tech.

Keyword Search Our Catalogue

Learn how to do a catalogue search using keywords with a little help from our friends in this video.

Story Times

We offer fun story time programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and families. Storytelling and songs help your child's language development, and the group setting allows you and your children to socialize with others. Join us and share some special time with your child.

•  See the Summer 2019 Story Time schedules at the City Centre branch 

•  See the Summer 2019 Story Time schedules at the Poirier branch 

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BC Summer Reading Club

The 2019 Summer Reading Club has arrived. This year's theme is Imagine the Possibilities! Come into either branch or visit the Library Link to register, starting June 1. Get details.

Middle School Summer Reading Club

Join the Middle School Summer Reading Club by visiting either branch or the Library Link, starting June 1, to register (your name, grade, and the name of your school). Review your favourite books and win prizes!

Summer Learning ... and Fun!

Find out about our summer learning activities for school-aged children happening Tuesdays (Poirier Branch) and Wednesdays (City Centre Branch) during July and August.

Stories Galore and More 2019!

This summer, follow our story tellers to Stories Galore and More! Stories, puppets, crafts and lots of fun! Visit your local park for this free drop-in program. Runs July 2 - August 8.


10:00 - 11:00 am
Gates Park
2300 Reeves Street, Port Coquitlam

1:00 - 2:00 pm
Town Centre Park
1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam


10:00 - 11:00 am
Outside Port Moody Public Library
100 Newport Drive, Port Moody

1:00 - 2:00 pm
Blue Mountain Park
975 King Albert Avenue, Coquitlam


10:00 - 11:00 am
Sun Valley Park
3700 Hamilton Street, Port Coquitlam

1:00 - 2:00 pm
Galloway Park
3404 Galloway Avenue, Coquitlam

Sesame Street eBooks

New and classic eBooks featuring Sesame Street characters. Includes read-alongs, eAudio, animated and interactive books. Accessible by browser only. 

To access, choose "Coquitlam Public Library" and then enter your library card number; you must use a Coquitlam Public Library card beginning with 22416… to use this service. Try it today!

Playaway Launchpads

Sturdy little tablets pre-loaded with games about math, transportation, nature, building and engineering, shapes and colours, animals, princesses and more!

Find them on our Express movies shelf at both branches and also available for borrowing on Library Link. Check one out today!

Programs & Events Guide - Summer 2019

Check out the Library's new program and events guide for the Summer 2019 season. It's jam-packed with fun and educational activities for all ages.

Online version                             Printable version

Copies are also available at your local branch.

Burke Mountain Fire Hall Story Time

Join us Fridays for story time along with our regular Friday Library Link visit to Burke Mountain Fire Hall. Story times will be from 1:30 - 2:00 pm.

Play & Learn at Coquitlam Centre

Play & Learn at Coquitlam CentreJoin us at Coquitlam Centre mall for Play & Learn story times, songs and crafts! Location: the lower level in front of the Bay. Happens the last Wednesday of each month from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.


All Aboard for Kindergarten

All Aboard for Kindergarten booksA checklist of 100 picture books for parents and their kindergarten-age children to enjoy. With 10 different categories, including: Funny Stories, My Family and Me, Animal Stories, and School Stories. Some books will be for fun, some will help you start a discussion, and all will help your child learn to love reading!
Click here for your copy and hop on board the reading train!


Learning at the Library

The Coquitlam Public Library offers homework help programs for children. Click on the links for schedules and registration.
  • Reading Buddies
  • This program pairs teens in high school with kids in grades 1 through 4. Sessions run in the fall (October / November), the winter (February / March) and the summer (July / August) at both branches of the Library. It's a great way for kids to practice reading.
  • Homework Help Club
  • Teen tutors provide instructional assistance to kids in elementary or middle school who are struggling with their homework. Sessions run in the fall and spring. Kids must bring homework assignments on any subject to meetings. Teens will provide explanations and/or instructions to the best of their ability.
  • Parlez-nous en Fran├žais
  • Improve your French in the Library's after-school French homework and conversation club! French immersion students in elementary or middle school are invited to practice with French-speaking volunteers from high school. Kids should bring homework assignments, or come prepared to work on their French conversation skills.


    Every Child Ready to Read at Your Library

    Family ReadingEarly literacy workshops for parents and caregivers of newborns to six-year-olds.


    TumblerTry Tumblebooks for kids. Includes read-alongs, eBooks, videos, puzzles, games and nonfiction books for preschoolers.

    To access from home, click the link above. Beside 'Tumblebooks' click 'Login required' to log in with your library barcode (no spaces) and password (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number) then click the 'Tumblebooks' link.

    biblioEnfants_4Essayez BiblioEnfants pour les enfants d'âge préscolaire.
    Ici vous trouverez des livres numériques, des vidéos, des casse-têtes, et des jeux.

    Tri-Cities Community Resource Map

    community services familyThe Tri-Cities community resource map for families is now available in English, Chinese, Farsi and Korean.

    Produced by the Early Childhood Development Committee and the Tri-Cities Literacy Committee, this map lists community centres in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra. Organizations include libraries, health services, family drop-in programs, food banks, and ELSA providers.

    The map also lists phone numbers for many community services including parent support, English language practice and literacy help, as well as local parks and recreation centres.


    Library Locations
    Poirier Branch
    575 Poirier Street
    Coquitlam, BC
    V3J 6A9

    City Centre Branch
    1169 Pinetree Way
    Coquitlam, BC
    V3B 0Y1
    604-554-READ (7323)